Review: Unwilling Mate by Opal Carew

Posted September 24, 2018 by Tiffany in 2 Stars, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Erotic, Menage, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments


Review: Unwilling Mate by Opal CarewUnwilling Mate
by Opal Carew

Series: Abducted #2
Published by the Author (Self-Published) on September 12, 2018
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage, Sci-Fi
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased

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Eva vowed never to surrender control to a man again, but now she is held prisoner by an alien who insists she belongs to him.

Eva learned the hard way never to trust a man. Even when they claim everlasting love, it's all a lie. A free luxury resort vacation is just the ticket to forget her broken dreams and all the pain her ex has caused her.

But after she steps into a VIP elevator, she winds up aboard a spaceship loaded with drop-dead gorgeous aliens too tempting to resist. Especially Commander Larson Raa-ling who claims to be her soul-mate. But resist him she will.

Larson knows Eva feels the same potent desire he feels for her, but her fear and stubbornness are holding her back. He knows he must be patient to win her trust, but constraining the gut-wrenching need to join with her is sheer torture. The longer she resists their bond, the closer to the breaking point he comes.

Eva tries desperately to remember all the reasons she vowed never to surrender control to a man again. But as Larson chips away at her defenses, her resistance is crumbling by the second.

Oh, it pains me to write this review. 😖 I love Opal Carew so much, but Unwilling Mate just didn’t work for me. I’m especially bummed because I enjoyed the first book in this series, Forbidden Mate, so much.

Eva has been burned by love. Although she’s now divorced from her cheating ex-husband, she still doesn’t trust men and has sworn them off. When she wins a trip to a luxury resort, she can’t wait to get away from real life for a while. But at a resort party, she and a group of women are abducted by aliens and transported to another planet. The women learn that the men on the spaceship are their soulmates.

However, Eva is not on board with this plan. Her intended soulmate, Larson, is sweet and bonds with her instantly, but Eva’s past relationship issues give her pause, for obvious reasons. Larson has his work cut out for him and must convince Eva that they’re meant to be together.

The book has a whole lot of steam, but oddly enough, that’s where it didn’t work for me. There’s a ménage scene that felt very out of place, considering that Larson is supposedly bonded with Eva. I didn’t understand how a third person fit into the equation, especially while Eva is conflicted about Larson to begin with. Although everything works out in the end, this scene took away from the central romance and I found it really distracting.

Although I didn’t enjoy this book, I still plan on reading the next one in the series since I did love book #1 so much.

Rating: 2 stars


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